A Phase 1/2, Open-Label, Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics, and Anti-Tumor Activity Study of Repotrectinib in Pediatric and Young Adult Subjects With Advanced or Metastatic Malignancies Harboring ALK, ROS1, NTRK1-3 Alterations CARE STUDY

What's the purpose of this trial?

Phase 1 will evaluate the safety and tolerability at different dose levels of repotrectinib in pediatric and young adult subjects with advanced or metastatic malignancies harboring anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK), receptor tyrosine kinase encoded by the gene ROS1 (ROS1), or neurotrophic receptor kinase genes encoding TRK kinase family (NTRK1-3) alterations to estimate the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD) or Maximum Administered Dose (MAD) and select the Pediatric Recommended Phase 2 Dose (RP2D). Phase 2 will determine the anti-tumor activity of repotrectinib in pediatric subjects with advanced or metastatic malignancies harboring ALK, ROS1, or NTRK1-3 alterations.

This trial is currently open and accepting patients.

What will happen during the trial?

You may be able to join this trial if you:

The following criteria is a partial list of reasons why patients may be eligible to participate in this clinical trial. Further evaluation with a medical professional is required.

Key Inclusion Criteria:

1. Documented genetic ROS 1 point mutation, fusion, or amplification or NTRK1-3 fusion as identified by local testing in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) laboratory in the US or equivalently accredited diagnostic lab outside the United States (US) is required.
2. Phase 1: Age \<12 years; Phase 2: Age 12- 25 years
3. Prior cytotoxic chemotherapy is allowed.
4. Prior immunotherapy is allowed.
5. Resolution of all acute toxic effects (excluding alopecia) of any prior anti-cancer therapy to National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) Version 4.03 Grade less than or equal to 1.
6. All subjects must have measurable disease by RECIST v1.1 or Response Assessment in Neuro-Oncology (RANO) criteria at time of enrollment.
7. Subjects with a primary CNS tumor or CNS metastases must be neurologically stable on a stable or decreasing dose of steroids for at least 7 days prior to enrollment.
8. Subjects must have a Lansky (\< 16 years) or Karnofsky (≥ 16 years) score of at least 50.
9. Life expectancy greater than or equal to 12 weeks, in the investigator's opinion.
10. Adequate hematologic, renal and hepatic function.

Phase 2 Inclusion Criteria:

1. Cohort Specific Inclusion Criteria:

* Cohort 1: Subjects with NTRK fusion gene positive (NTRK+) advanced solid tumors (including primary CNS tumors), that are tropomyosin receptor kinase (TRK) TKI naïve;
* Cohort 2: subjects with NTRK+ advanced solid tumors (including primary CNS tumors), that are TRK TKI pre-treated;
* Cohort 3: subjects with advanced solid tumors with ROS1 gene fusions or other ROS1 aberrations (including amplifications and point mutations) with measurable disease.
2. Subjects in Cohorts 1 and 2 must have prospectively confirmed measurable disease by BICR prior to enrollment.

Key Exclusion Criteria (Phase 1 and Phase 2):

1. Subjects with neuroblastoma with only bone marrow disease evaluable by bone marrow aspiration only.
2. Major surgery within 14 days (2 weeks) of start of repotrectinib treatment. Central venous access (Broviac, Mediport, etc.) placement does not meet criteria for major surgery.
3. Known active infections requiring ongoing treatment (bacterial, fungal, viral including HIV positivity).
4. Gastrointestinal disease (e.g., Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or short gut syndrome) or other malabsorption syndromes that would impact drug absorption.
5. Any of the following cardiac criteria:

* Mean resting corrected QT interval (ECG interval measured from the onset of the QRS complex to the end of the T wave) for heart rate (QTc) \> 480 msec obtained from three ECGs, using the screening clinic ECG machine-derived QTc value
* Any clinically important abnormalities in rhythm, conduction, or morphology of resting ECG (e.g., complete left bundle branch block, third degree heart block, second degree heart block, PR interval \> 250 msec)
* Any factors that increase the risk of QTc prolongation or risk of arrhythmic events such as heart failure, congenital long QT syndrome, family history of long QT syndrome, or any concomitant medication known to prolong the QT interval
6. Peripheral neuropathy of CTCAE ≥grade 2.
7. Subjects being treated with or anticipating the need for treatment with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors or inducers.
8. Any potential allergies to repotrectinib and/or its excipients.


Additional Trial Information

Phase 1/2

Enrollment: 75 patients (estimated)

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Published Results

Turning Point Therapeutics Presents Early Clinical Data for Repotrectinib From Care Study in Pediatric and Young Adult Patients at SIOP 2021 Virtual Congress

October 23, 2021

Early Data from Phase 1/2 CARE Study
The primary objective of the Phase 1 dose escalation portion of the study is to evaluate the safety and tolerability and determine the recommended Phase 2 dose (RP2D) of repotrectinib in pediatric patients less than 12 years old. The primary objective of the Phase 2 portion of the study is to determine the anti-tumor activity of repotrectinib in pediatric and young adult patients less than 25 years old. Repotrectinib is administrated in capsule or suspension formulation using weight-based dosing for patients less than 12 years old. Patients 12 to 25 years old can enroll directly into the Phase 2 portion of the study with a repotrectinib dose of 160 mg QD for the first 14 days and may increase to 160 mg BID thereafter.

The early Phase 1/2 CARE dataset utilizes an August 2, 2021 data cutoff date. Ten patients were treated across two dose levels. The safety analysis includes the ten treated patients, and the preliminary efficacy analysis includes eight evaluable patients. Patients included in the efficacy analysis had baseline measurable disease and at least one post-baseline evaluable scan. Response evaluation was by physician assessment and per RECIST v1.1 or RANO for CNS tumors. Responses were confirmed with a subsequent scan at least 28 days later.

The findings were reported in a pre-recorded presentation by Steven G. Dubois, M.D., associate professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School available on October 23 at 9:12 a.m. ET on the meeting website.

Preliminary Safety Analysis (n=10) and Pharmacokinetic Analysis

Repotrectinib was generally well tolerated.

The most frequently reported treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs) were anemia (n=5) and fatigue (n=5). Among patients with anemia, three had baseline history of anemia.

Dizziness events (n=4) were grade 1 or 2 and none led to treatment discontinuation.

No patients discontinued treatment due to reasons other than disease progression and no patients had TEAEs that led to dose reduction.

No dose-limiting toxicities were reported.

Preliminary pharmacokinetics data indicated that the exposure of repotrectinib in different age groups was comparable to the adult exposure at steady-state.
Preliminary Efficacy Analysis (n=8)

Eight patients were evaluable for efficacy, including four TKI-naïve and four TKI-pretreated patients. TKI-naive patients included those with NTRK amplified anaplastic ependymoma (n=1), NTRK fusion glioblastoma multiforme (GBM)/high grade glioma (n=1), NTRK fusion sarcoma (n=1), and ROS1 fusion inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) (n=1). TKI-pretreated patients included those with NTRK fusion GBM/high grade glioma (n=2), NTRK fusion mesoblastic nephroma (n=1), and NTRK fusion sarcoma (n=1).

Three TKI-naïve patients (2 NTRK fusion solid tumors; 1 ROS1 fusion IMT) achieved confirmed responses. One of the three responding patients had a NTRK fusion GBM/high grade glioma, was previously treated with tumor resection, whole brain radiotherapy, and multi-agent chemotherapy, and achieved a complete response (CR) and remained in a response for 3.8+ months as of the data cutoff date. The other two confirmed responders remained in response with duration of response of 7.3+ and 12.1+ months, respectively.

Of the four TKI-pretreated patients, one patient with NTRK fusion sarcoma had a best response of stable disease.

Trial Locations

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Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Open and Accepting

UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center University of California Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Open and Accepting


The Children's Hospital of Colorado

Aurora, CO

Open and Accepting


Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

Orlando, FL

Open and Accepting


New England Cancer Specialists

Scarborough, ME

Open and Accepting


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Main)

Boston, MA

Open and Accepting


Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center Washington University Medical Campus

St. Louis, MO

Open and Accepting

New Jersey

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

New Brunswick, NJ

Open and Accepting

New York

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

New York, NY

Open and Accepting


Penn State Hershey Medical Center

Hershey, PA

Open and Accepting

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA

Open and Accepting


St. Jude Children's Research Center

Memphis, TN

Open and Accepting


Children's Medical Center of Dallas

Dallas, TX

Open and Accepting

MD Anderson Cancer Center The University of Texas

Houston, TX

Open and Accepting
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